As Supergirl season 1 has progressed, the alter ego of Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) has utilized her Kryptonian powers to face off against formidable opponents including Fort Rozz escapees like her Aunt Astra (Laura Benanti) and Non (Chris Vance), as well as human antagonist Maxwell Lord (Peter Facinelli). Supergirl has also featured a number of smaller scale villains like Toyman, Reactron, and Livewire that antagonized Kara for a single episode before being defeated.
An upcoming new nemesis on Supergirl comes in the form of Siobhan Smythe a.k.a. Silver Banshee to be played by Italia Ricci (Chasing Life). Now, a new image depicts Ricci suited up as Silver Banshee on Supergirl.
ET Online released the image (below) of Siobhan utilizing the sonic scream for which this super villain is known. Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kresiberg additionally spoke about Ricci in as Silver Banshee:
“We are so excited to be working with Italia. We’ve been a fan of her work for years and we cannot wait to see her take on this iconic comic book role.”
According to the synopsis for the upcoming episode of Supergirl, ‘Truth, Justice and the American Way’, Siobhan will debut as the new second assistant to Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) and immediately antagonize Kara. However, according to ET, the pair will “square off as their super alter-egos later this season when the new assistant eventually unveils her terrifying Silver Banshee bedside.” It doesn’t appear as though Silver Banshee will act as a villain in ‘Truth, Justice and the American Way,’ which makes sense considering Supergirl may have her hands full with Master Jailer.
Though Siobhan may not unveil her alter ego as Silver Banshee right away, she may be terrorizing National City when The Flash comes to town. CBR previously reported a set photo from the crossover episode of Supergirl and The Flash that featured Silver Banshee in the background while filming episode 18 in CBS’s freshman superhero drama. Though it’s unconfirmed she’ll appear in the crossover episode, it seems likely.
So, it seems Silver Banshee won’t be a one-off villain like others on this season Supergirl and will be part of the series for at least a handful of episodes. However, exactly how Siobhan will be revealed as Silver Banshee – whether it’s a slow reveal as was the case with Bizarro, or if she has already taken on the evil alter ego like Toyman – remains to be seen.
Supergirl continues with ‘Truth, Justice and The American Way’ on Monday, February 22 on CBS.